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Rounding A Calculated Field in an Access Query

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Hi experts!  

Here is the code I'm using for my calculated field:

Percentage: ([quantity]*[makeup])/100

The result currently shows two decimal points.  I would like this field to round to the nearest whole number, no decimals.  Please help!

Thank you.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 1000 total points
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Try this

Percentage: Round(([quantity]*[makeup])/100 , 0)

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OR this:



Percentage: FormatNumber(([quantity]*[makeup])/100 , 0)

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by:Dale Fye
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Well, you could do it in the formatting of the field, just set the # of decimals to 0

Or you could use the Round() function:

Percentage: Round([quantity]*[makeup]/100)
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by:Sashaski
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Brilliant!  Amazing the time blown on the small things...I appreciate you!
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You are welcome.

I actually like FormatNumber() better, because IF ... you need two dec pts, you can't get that with Round() - in some cases:

?Round(55/22,2)
 2.5

?FormatNumber(55/22,2)
2.50

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by:Sashaski
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Great tip to add to my plethora of tips, in fact I should create a database for database tips!
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